Protect People in NC Prisons from COVID-19
SEND A MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNOR
During this time of crisis, Governor Cooper needs to hear from North Carolinians who want incarcerated people, medical staff, and correctional officers to be protected from COVID-19. It is essential that Governor Cooper follows the recommendations from public health experts to stem the spread of the coronavirus in our communities.
Just as Governor Cooper has taken bold action to limit public gatherings, he must also take bold action to reduce the number of vulnerable people held in our state's prisons by utilizing his clemency powers and expediting release and parole to the elderly and at-risk people in our prisons.
People living and working in prison are uniquely vulnerable in this moment of a public health emergency. Close quarters, lack of access to hygiene supplies, and inadequate medical care place them at high risk of illness from COVID-19. North Carolina's prison population includes many elderly people, people with asthma, people who are pregnant, teenagers, and other folks with pre-existing health conditions.
Tell Governor Cooper: We need to act now to stop the spread.